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Cairns Community Legal Centre

The Cairns Community Legal Centre Inc (the Centre) provides accessible legal services for people in the community experiencing disadvantage. The Centre provides information and referrals, legal advice and in some circumstances, ongoing casework assistance.

Located in the centre of Cairns, on the 2nd floor of Main Street Arcade, 82 Grafton Street, the Centre may assist people who are experiencing disadvantage, have a legal problem we are able to assist with, and live in the geographical area covered by the Centre.

We are committed to providing equal access to justice for all members of the community. Our legal services include General Legal Service, Discrimination & Human Rights Legal Service, Cairns Mental Health Legal Service, Consumer Law Service, Family Law Service, Seniors Legal and Support Service, and Domestic and Family Violence Duty Lawyer Service.

Legal services are available by appointment or 'on the spot 'via the Centre's Telephone Advice and Walk-in Service (TAWS). Where necessary, by reason of distance or otherwise, telephone advice may also be provided. For more information or to book an appointment contact the Centre on (07) 4031 7688 or 1800 062 608.

Cairns CLC does not provide advice or assistance in relation to:  trade marking, intellectual property, copyright, immigration, native title, personal injuries, commercial work (including leasing and mortgaging), buying or selling houses or businesses. Nor does the Centre provide advice to landlords.

The Cairns CLC provides Discrete Assistance Services to persons living anywhere in Queensland;  with people outside of this area provided with assistance at the Centre's discretion.  

We are a not for profit community organisation.  We do our best to assist those in need, but if we are unable to help we will do our best to provide a referral.

Street address:

Level 2, Main Street Arcade
82 Grafton Street,
CAIRNS QLD 4870

Mailing address:

PO Box 7129
CAIRNS QLD 4870

Freecall:
1800 062 608
Tel:
(07) 4031 7688
Fax:
(07) 4041 2134
Information - Getting there:

Our office is located in Main Street Arcade, which you can enter from Grafton Street or Lake Street.

The lift is located in the Centre on the ground floor behind the Food Court. 

 

Hours & appointment times:

Doors Open: Monday to Thursday 9:00am to 4:00pm; Friday 9:00am to 12:00pm.

Telephone Lines Open: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Appointments necessary. All enquiries welcome.
Monthly outreach services are also available in Mareeba, Atherton and Innisfail.

Face to face and telephone advice. 
Provided by appointment or 'on the spot' via the Cairns CLC Telephone Advice and Walk-in Service (TAWS).
Services also available by appointment from our outreach locations in Mareeba (first Monday of the month), Atherton (first Tuesday of the month), Innisfail (second Monday of the month) and Cairns Mental Health Legal Service (each Friday).

 

Mareeba - Mareeba Community Centre - 14 Sutherland Street MAREEBA QLD 4880
Atherton - Community Services Tablelands Inc - 38 Mabel Street ATHERTON QLD 4883
Innisfail - Innisfail Community Support Centre - 14 - 17 Donald Street INNISFAIL QLD 4860

Cairns Hospital - Mental Health Unit - Esplanade Cairns.

Key services:
  • Legal advice
Service delivery methods:
  • Phone advice
  • Drop in legal advice consultation
  • Booked appointments
Specialist services & interest groups:
  • Seniors / Elderly / Aged
  • Consumer law
  • Mental health
Areas of law:
  • Child contact and residency
  • Child protection
  • Child support
  • Child/Spousal maintenance
  • Consumer complaints
  • Contracts
  • Credit
  • Debt
  • Disability
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce and Separation
  • DNA testing
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug offences
  • Elder abuse
  • Employment
  • Family law
  • Family violence
  • Financial exploitation
  • Generalist service
  • Human rights
  • Insurance
  • Mental health
  • Motor vehicle offences
  • Neighbourhood disputes
  • Offences against persons
  • Offences against property/other
  • Paternity
  • Pensions and allowances / Social security
  • Property
  • Public Nuisance
  • Tenancy
  • Victims of crime
  • Wills and estates
Regional centres:

Mareeba - Mareeba Community Centre - 14 Sutherland Street MAREEBA QLD 4880
Atherton - Community Services Tablelands Inc - 38 Mabel Street ATHERTON QLD 4883
Innisfail - Innisfail Community Support Centre - 14 - 17 Donald Street INNISFAIL QLD 4860                                                                                        Cairns Hospital - Mental Health Unit - Esplanade Cairns.

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